Grateful Dead Live at The Ark on 1969-04-22
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d1t01 - Sittin' On Top Of The World
d1t02 - Morning Dew
d1t03 - Beat It On Down The Line ->
d1t04 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
d1t05 - Doin' That Rag
d1t06 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t07 - Drums ->
d1t08 - The Other One ->
d1t09 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t10 - Death Don't Have No Mercy
d1t11 - Monitor Levels
d1t12 - Dupree's Diamond Blues ->
d1t13 - Mountains Of The Moon ->
d2t01 - Jam ->
d2t02 - Dark Star ->
d2t03 - St. Stephen ->
d2t04 - The Eleven ->
d2t05 - Turn On Your Lovelight
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|Sittin' On Top Of The World|
|Beat It On Down The Line ->|
|Good Morning Little Schoolgirl|
|Doin' That Rag|
|Cryptical Envelopment ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Cryptical Envelopment ->|
|Death Don't Have No Mercy|
|Dupree's Diamond Blues ->|
|Mountains Of The Moon ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|St. Stephen ->|
|The Eleven ->|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- First few notes of Sittin' On Top Of The World missing
-- Tape flips during The Other One and Dark Star
-- Lovelight contains a Caution Jam
- 2008-04-15 13:03:14
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.12 -> FLAC
- Boston, MA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Ark
Subject: Solid 69 show
But they nailed it in this case, this is a pretty standard 1969 show not without serious highlights - Top of the World is a good energetic opener, the late lamented Doin That Rag, and an elegant and dynamic jam in the Cryptical reprise among them.
Moving to set 2, I have a hard time saying one Dark Star is better than another even in 69 when they were playing it so often, but this one has a lot going for it. Garcia comes out flying into the jam after William Tell, but a nice transition into Lovelight gets flubbed at the last minute.
A really good, 4 star show, for sure, but IMO it (and this run in general) don't stand up to their reputation, hence overrated is technically apt.
But by all means worth a listen, or a bunch of listens at that.
Subject: your mom is over rated
Subject: It's All Good
The Dark Star is one of those great ones where the amps are cranked up to the max and the seventh member in the band, Johnny Feedback, is alive and feeling very fine indeed. From about 15 minutes onwards the room is pretty much continually flooded with gorgeous, warm analog guitar feedback. It's not like Jerry, Phil and Bobby are wailing away on their instruments (although that happens often enough), it's just that the sound system is jacked right to the point of boiling over.
The drum rolls at around 24:00 - 25:00, when Jerry returns with the theme, will fry your brain. The Steven has a great (but short) jam, beautiful chords followed by some clear and potently sung vocals. And into the Eleven!
Bobby is noticeably low in the mix for much of The Eleven but, as always during this period, hanging perfectly in the pocket when Phil and Jerry are going head to head, and picking up the pieces when they hit the wall.
The Lovelight is right up there with everything else. Some evil sounding feedback, a little Pig rap about 2 minutes in, and then a beautiful played 3:00 first instrumental break (I always thought this part of the song was similar to The Seven Jam from the Cafe au Go Go later in September), with Jerry bending some mean country licks towards the latter part. Then it's 14 solid minutes of prime Pig and Company. I don't understand how they did it.
Subject: the ark
This Dark Star will mesmerize, great intro. from Mountain's...
The Eleven's from 2/27, 1/26 and 1/25 smoke also.
Stephen>The Eleven from 4/13 is like this one, smashing.
This is top ten for 1969 which is like top 40, best Boston show that was.
Subject: Great show!
Subject: Great Show, Great Run
This is probably my favourite of the 3 night run at the Ark. Of the 3 Dark Stars performed on this run, this is my favourite as well. Aside from an incredibly fun Dupree's, the high point of this show for me is the Mountains Of The Moon>Jam. It's completely unique and a stunning performance.
Subject: average_joe is dead on!
I would also like to add that the Morning Dew, GMLSG, and Death Don't from set one all *RIP* - this is a very high energy show from start to finish - jerry and pig bouncing leads back and forth in Schoolgirl will send you positively reeling! and listen to the concluding jam in this Morning Dew and dare say that Garcia wasn't a fucking genius...
Subject: Lost in the Shuffle....
Truth be told, this run of 3 shows at the Ark are all phenomenal. Each one can stand on it own merits. And each one deserves ample attention.
There are lots of high points to this show. But the real meat and potatoes is the Mountains Of The Moon > Dark Star > Saint Stephen > The Eleven portion of the gig. Excellent Dark Star. At the 17 minute mark I forgot when/where/who I was. Mind blowingly good stuff.
4/21, 4/22, and 4/23 are all essential/required listening. I have a hard time comprehending the fact that these shows have not been officially released.
Peace. Dig it.